ERIC Number: ED433484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Involvement as a Part-Time Faculty Member: Further Expansion of School Psychologists' Roles into the 21st Century.
Federhar, David B.
This paper describes several expanded roles and models for school psychologists to consider when seeking employment. The skills that psychologists acquire in master's and doctoral programs range beyond the K-12 setting. Four roles in which these skills can be taken collectively or individually and used by part-time faculty include: teaching, student advising, mentoring, and supervising. A personal reflection on the experience and skills gained while seeking a part-time faculty position is offered. This paper describes the benefits of school psychologists becoming part-time college faculty, which include skills to advise students and parents about post-secondary options, professional development in knowledge and skills in content area, possible research topics, and economic benefits. (JDM)
Descriptors: Career Change, Career Development, College Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Occupational Information, Part Time Employment, Part Time Faculty, Professional Development, Role Perception, School Psychologists, Teaching (Occupation), Universities
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the National Association of School Psychologists (31st, Las Vegas, NV, April 6-10, 1999).